Management & Leadership

Management & Leadership Courses

At Development Academy we offer a range of management and leadership training courses to accelerate your career.

We teach tried and tested techniques and frameworks. The ability to manage and lead groups of people is critical for any company and will become increasingly important to you personally as you move through your career.

Our courses include.

  1. Line Management Training. Learn the key skills you need to successfully manage a small group of people.
  2. Chairing Meetings Training. This course will teach you how to lead meetings to ensure that they are both efficent and effective.
  3. Managing Virtual Teams. Develop the skills to manage a distributed team with people working from home.

All of our training courses begin by laying out the theory of a skill or technique so that you understand the background behind the idea. However, they very quickly move to how these tools can be used practically in day-to-day business life.

What Is Management?

Good management is the backbone of all successful companies. Management means that goals and objectives are achieved through the efficient co-ordination and application of resources (capital, team members etc) to a goal.

Good effective management means that things get done well, efficiently and on time.

What Is Leadership?

Leadership is setting a vision or direction for a group of people or a company. Leadership means there everyone in a team or organisation understands the future plans and strategy of the group that they are a part of and why achieving those plans is important.

Good leadership means that everyone knows where the group is heading and why.

What Is The Difference Between Management & Leadership?

As Peter Drucker said, ” Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things”.

Management and leadership are two sides of the same coin. No organisation can thrive without doing both well.

Good management without good leadership is like a ship with no rudder but a good engine. Good leadership without good management is like a ship with a working rudder but a broken engine. In neither case is the ship going to reliably get to where it needs to.

Management & Leadership Articles

We also write about management and leadership on our blog.

Our most popular articles include:

  1. Dealing with imposter’s syndrome
  2. Running reviews
  3. Guide to one-to-one meetings

Managing Virtual Teams Course

Master the essentials of leading a virtual team on our one-day managing remote teams course. By the end of this […]

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Executive Coaching & Private Courses

We frequently provide one-to-one and group bespoke coaching. Organising private coaching allows us to provide you with a completely customised […]

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Line Management Training

Master line management on our one-day line manager training course. By the end of this fun, interactive course, you will […]

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Chairing Meetings Training

Learn how to organise and run fun, productive meetings that people will look forward to on this one-day chairing meetings […]

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Coronavirus Precautions

We are currently anticipating that we will resume classroom training from mid-April 2021.

By then we will have finalised our coronavirus precautions which will include:

  • Our classes will be limited to a maximum of 5 delegates.
  • All desks will be cleaned immediately before each course starts.
  • All communal surfaces will be disinfected three times per day.
  • We will provide facemasks for all delegates and would encourage them to wear a face mask if they feel comfortable doing so.
  • All delegates will be required to wash or sterilise their hands immediately on arriving at our training facility.

So that you are aware on arrival we will take everyone’s temperature using a contactless thermometer. If your temperature is over 38C you will not be able to attend your course.

Custom Management & Leadership Courses

We specialise in running custom management and leadership training courses. These are designed specifically to meet the needs of specific individuals or companies.

If you don’t see a course here that is exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call and we’ll design something specifically for you.

Customised courses allow us to run the course on a date to suit you. We can deliver them at your offices, at our London training centre or at any third party venue.